Elastic theory and 40 years of empirical flexible pavement design in Kentucky have been joined into the design system presented herein. A brief discussion is presented of the coupling mechanisms relating experience to theoretical analyses. An annotated design procedure is presented as a guide for pavement designers. Design nomographs account for a wide range of input parameters and permit the designer a wide choice of alternative thickness designs.
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Havens, James H.; Deen, Robert C.; and Southgate, Herbert F., "A Pavement Design Schema" (1972). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 906.